Life Cell achieves SOLAS certification

Life Cell Marine Safety has announced that it buoyancy device, Life Cell, has achieved SOLAS certification. The certificate of Type Approval as a Novel Life-Saving Appliance was granted by Lloyds Register under the IMO resolution A.580 (13) and the LSA code regulation I/1.2.

Under the rules and regulations, Life Cell is classified as a Throwable Buoyancy Device and has the capacity to support 1-4 people depending on the model. Life Cell is suitable for installation up to a height of 30 metres above the R03;waterline and can now be used on ships bound by the International Convention of SOLAS. In addition to buoyancy, the added advantage of the Life Cell is that you can store all essential safety equipment to notify authorities and ensure survival at sea.

One of the inventors of the Life Cell product and now a director of Life Cell Marine Safety, Scott Smiles, is extremely proud that his innovative product developed after a real life accident at sea, has been approved internationally at the highest level.

‘My experience made me realise how quickly things can go wrong and how critical it was to have a buoyant device, signalling equipment and an effective way of keeping everyone together once you are in the water. My mission has always been to save lives and I am pleased that this certification will allow Life Cell to be used more widely on vessels internationally,’ he said.

The Life Cell Product range will be exhibited at the London Boat Show from Friday 6th - Sunday 15th January 2017 by: ADEC (stand A061), Jimmy Green Marine (stand B039), Marine Super Store (stand A026) and TCS Chandlery (stand B051).

The UK Life Cell Agent, Pinpoint, will be exhibiting the product range at the 2017 Seawork Exhibition 13th - 15th June (stand SB079). Pinpoint Electronics specialises in new and innovative navigation, radio tracking and safety equipment and represents a number of manufacturers of quality technologies for the leisure and commercial marine sectors, including Weather dock AIS technologies and Farsounder 3D Phased Array Sonar and Life Cell Marine Safety, in addition to the Life Cell.

‘We pride ourselves in providing a comprehensive and professional solution,’ commented Sally Dale of Pinpoint Technologies.

Life Cell is sold widely throughout Australia and North America and stock is now available in the United Kingdom.

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